differ vt?

James A. Landau JJJRLandau at AOL.COM
Thu Apr 3 19:13:05 UTC 2003

In a message dated 4/3/2003 1:05:44 PM Eastern Standard Time, orinkh at CARR.ORG

> NPR correspondent Don Gonyea said in a newscast today that the President,
> addressing troops at camp Lejune, "did not really differ the message from
> what we've been hearing him say." Did Mr. Gonyea mean to say "vary" or has
> "differ" got a new job that not everyone knows about?

He meant to say "the message did not really differ..."

It turns out that Mr. Bush's malapropisms really are contagious.

As if the press did not have enough to worry about....

                   - Jim Landau

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